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The National Spelling Bee's Best Moments (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 06/27/2009 5:12 am Updated: 05/25/2011 1:25 pm

It's the time of year again when adults find themselves laughing at adolescents who are much smarter than they are. Yes, it's the week of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. If you're not getting enough of the action by watching the event live then check out some of the greatest hits from over the years.

After you see the videos scroll back up and take this poll to tell us which one is your favorite.


Quick Poll

What Is Your Favorite Spelling Bee Moment?

Rebecca Sealfon, 1997

Katie Seymour, 2005

Akshay Buddiga, 2004

Dominic Ranz Ebarle Errazo, 2005

Sameer Mishra, 2008

Andrew Lay, 2007




1) Rebecca Sealfon, 1997: Sealfon won the bee by spelling "euonym." But she didn't just spell it; she screamed it!

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2) Katie Seymour, 2005: Seymour cracked up the audience by asking the judges what most of the contestants wanted to ask.

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3) Akshay Buddiga, 2004: The thirteen-year old from Colorado ended up getting second place after a scary turn of events.

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4)Dominic Ranz Ebarle Errazo, 2005: The Napoleon Dynamite impersonator had the crowd asking if he was passing along a "secret message."

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5) Sameer Mishra, 2008: The young speller thought he was asked to spell "numbnut". Check out his reaction when he realized he needed to spell a different word.

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6) Andrew Lay, 2007: This guy has trouble figuring out what the word "negus" means. His reaction after spelling it is priceless:

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And if you want to laugh a bit more.... Check out this roundup of additional "Best of the Bee" moments:

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